Headline RoundupJune 12th, 2020

Protesters Set Up 'Autonomous Zone' in Seattle

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Protesters in Seattle have assumed control over a six-block stretch of the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood, after police were forced to abandon their nearby precinct on Monday. The story is dominating headlines throughout the right-rated media spectrum, while left- and center-rated outlets are covering it far less prominently. Many right-rated voices have highlighted that fact, accusing some outlets of media bias in an supposed effort to downplay the purported anarchy. Some right-rated voices also framed the situation as violent mayhem, and promoted police-driven reports of protesters extorting money from local businesses. Coverage from left-rated outlets focused more on President Trump's branding of the protesters as "domestic terrorists," and his wars of words with Washington state's Democratic politicians. Some left-rated outlets also focused more on protester-driven reporting that overall violence has in fact subsided.

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